The Kingmaker’s Daughter-Philippa Gregory

The Kingmaker’s Daughter

Philippa Gregory

Touchstone, Aug 16 2012, $26.99

ISBN: 9781451626070

 

The Kingmaker Richard Neville, as the Earl of Warwick plans to see one of his daughters (Anne or Isabel) sits on the throne as wife to King Edward IV while the loser in his marital sweepstake would wed either royal brother George or Richard.  However, independent Edward destroys Warwick’s scheme when he marries his choice ofs a wife while ignoring the demands of the Kingmaker. 

 

An irate Neville arranges a marriage between George and Isabel while supporting his son-in-law’s revolt to take the throne from Edward.  Meanwhile Anne becomes a widow at fourteen with no protection until the other royal sibling Richard marries her.  Proving a chip off her sire’s block, she thrives on regal intrigue that places her, her husband and their children in peril as the War of the Roses continues unabated. 

 

The latest Cousins’ War of the Roses historical thriller (see The Lady of the Rivers, The Red Queen and The White Queen) is an exciting tale filled with political intrigue as no one is safe from betrayal.  Fast-paced, readers will relish observing the behind the scenes actions of a strong woman who like all females in the fifteenth century hides what she does in a male only world. 

 

Harriet Klausner

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